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Glühwein

a cocktail recipe
ingredients
¾ cup red wine
¼ cup brandy
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon chips
1 tbsp orange peel (dried), chopped
1 tsp lemon peel (dried), chopped
4 cloves, whole
1 star anise, whole pieces
¼ tsp vanilla extract
Glühwein
a cocktail recipe
by Karyn Maier
Karyn Maier is a freelance writer and creator specializing in natural wellness, the botanical arts, and culinary creations that use herbs and spices. She has written for many industry and consumer publications in both new and traditional media, including ePregnancy, Fitness Link, Club Mom, Let's Live, Natural Living Today, Real Woman, The Herb Quarterly, American Fitness, Mother Earth News, Delicious!, Better Nutrition, etc. She is also the author of several books on using herbs, and a contributor to cookbooks. Ms. Maier is frequently interviewed as an expert by national magazines, including Real Simple and Mother Earth Living. She has also been a guest on several radio talk shows such as Gary Null's Natural Living, The Deborah Ray Show and Martha Stewart Living.
a little bit about the recipe
Glühwein is a Christmastime mulled spice wine or cider. It is customarily served in Germany and Austria to holiday shoppers while they browse shops and market stalls. Glühwein is similar to Scandinavian Glögg, but is generally lower in sugar. Glühwein roughly translates from German to mean “smoldering", or "glow wine.”
COOK | 15 M
INACTIVE | 5 M
TOTAL | 20 M
1 SERVING | 8 oz
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directions
Combine all the ingredients except for the vanilla in a small saucepan. Bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to the lowest setting and simmer, partially covered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and steep while covered, for 5 minutes. Strain and serve in a heat-proof glass (or ceramic) mug.
tips
A kid-friendly version called Kinderpunsch is made using the same mulling spices, but swaps out the wine and brandy for apple and cranberry juices.
ingredients in recipe
4.9
cassia
chips
Chopped cassia cinnamon chips have a spicy warmth and familiar sweetness. Use in DIY mulling spice, chai tea, and pickling spice mixes.
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chopped
Dried orange peels have a sharp citrus bite. Made entirely from the peel of the fruit, they tend toward bitterness, and as such these dried pieces aren't meant for ready-made snacking.
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Lemon peels, chopped
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whole
Whole cloves are intensely aromatic dried flower buds that will impart a warm pungency. It has a slight sweetness on the tongue balanced by a spicy bite.
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whole pieces
Star anise pods are as aromatic as they are visually distinctive. Star anise is warm and sweet with an intense licorice flavor that also reveals notes of mint and clove.
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